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Edge's Affordable Rentals Open; Cooper Union Building Honored

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WILLIAMSBURG?Politicos like City Planning commish Amanda Burden and HPD commish Rafael E. Cestero gathered to cut the ribbon on the Williamsburg Community Apartments, which is the name of the 347-unit affordable housing portion of Edge. The (former!) ghost town along Kent Avenue is the largest inclusionary zoning project to open to date, and a rather chipper Burden commented, "This important development epitomizes many of the goals of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg rezoning plan: a significant number of badly needed permanently affordable housing units, magnificent new public waterfront access and outstanding architecture." Tell us, 'Burgers, is the waterfront access magnificent? [CurbedWire Inbox]

NYC?The Municipal Art Society has announced the winners of its annual MASterworks awards, honoring new architecture and urban design. Here they are: Thom Mayne's 41 Cooper Square as Best New Building, the Empire State Building Lobby Restoration as Best Historical Restoration, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center as Best Redesign, Reef at Storefront for Art and Architecture as Best Storefront Design and The High Line, Concrete Plant Park, and West Harlem Piers Park all as Neighborhood Catalyst. [MAS]

41 Cooper Square

41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003